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Honorary professor CaRe: Fiona Godlee

On 1 November, Maastricht University has appointed Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ
(formerly the British Medical Journal), as honorary professor on behalf of national research school
CaRe (Netherlands School for Public Health and Care Research).

“This is a unique situation because CaRe consists of a cooperation of four institutes in the Netherlands,” says Professor Dr Onno van Schayck, scientific director of CaRe. 
Dr Godlee has been appointed at Maastricht University because its research institute CAPHRI
(Care and Public Health Research Institute) hosts the secretariat of the CaRe research school.
CaRe’s mission is national research collaboration as well as support and coaching of promising
young researchers in the field of public health and primary care. Dr Fiona Godlee is editor in chief
of The BMJ, which is leading in the research field of CaRe. 

Dr Godlee will coach PhD students on the four CaRe locations – Amsterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Maastricht – in positioning their research. She will teach the PhD students to write their research in such a way that it catches the interest of top journals. “Dr Godlee will also address integrity issues in scientific publications, obviously an issue that needs more attention,” says Professor Dr André Knottnerus, chair of CaRe. 

Dr Godlee said: “I am honoured and delighted by this appointment, which I take as a tribute to the
work of the whole of The BMJ team over the past decade to champion high quality research in
primary care and public health and promote integrity in the evidence base for healthcare practice
and policy. The Netherlands has become a global leader in research into primary care and population health. I very much look forward to working with new colleagues across these Dutch universities and to helping to nurture international links.” 

Fiona Godlee has been The BMJ’s editor in chief since 2005. She qualified as a doctor in 1985, trained as a general physician in Cambridge and London, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Since joining The BMJ in 1990 she has written on a broad range of issues, including the impact of environmental degradation on health, the future of the World Health Organization, and scientific integrity. Dr Godlee is well-known for her great expertise and impressive talent for education.

May 18th 2017 Prof Godlee held her inaugural lecture entitled 'Better evidence for better health', at Maastricht University. By clicking on this link you can watch the videorecording of her lecture.
On 1 November, Maastricht University has appointed Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), as honorary professor  CaRe (Netherlands School for Primary Care Research). 
May 18th Prof Godlee held her inaugural lecture at Maastricht University. By clicking on this link you can watch the videorecording of her lecture.
On 1 November, Maastricht University has appointed Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), as honorary professor  CaRe (Netherlands School for Primary Care Research). 
May 18th Prof Godlee held her inaugural lecture at Maastricht University. By clicking on this link you can watch the videorecording of her lecture.
On 1 November, Maastricht University has appointed Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), as honorary professor  CaRe (Netherlands School for Primary Care Research). 
May 18th Prof Godlee held her inaugural lecture at Maastricht University. By clicking on this link you can watch the videorecording of her lecture.